2013 NCAA football picks are set to go here at Cappers Info, and we are ready to make our free football picks for all of the best games on the schedule. Check out the Notre Dame vs. Purdue picks and predictions for what should be a remarkable game on September 14th.
NCAA Football Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, September 14th, 8:00 ET
Location: Ross Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Week 3 CFB Odds: Notre Dame -20.5 (49.5)
Notre Dame vs. Purdue Live TV Coverage: ABC
Over the course of the last several seasons, there hasn’t been all that much that has separated Purdue from Notre Dame. The Boilermakers were only beaten by three points last season on the road in South Bend, and the only game that was separated by more than 17 points since 2006 was the 2011 romp the last time that these two teams played here at Ross Ade Stadium. That said, both of these teams look a lot different now than they did last season, though we do have to admit that few had any clue that the Fighting Irish were going to run the table in the regular season when the clubs met in September of 2012.
QB Tommy Rees and QB Rob Henry are the men that are giving it a shot in this one. Henry has yet to throw a touchdown pass this year for a Purdue offense that only has two offensive touchdowns, and he has turned the ball over twice. Meanwhile, Notre Dame was once thought to still have a relatively elite defense until allowing 41 points to the Michigan Wolverines last week. This isn’t a game that we have a tremendous feeling for, but we said at the start of the year that we were ready to fade Notre Dame at any reasonable chance we had to do so. The team didn’t cover against Temple, and it didn’t cover against Michigan, and now, we think that Purdue will be added to that list as well.
Notre Dame vs. Purdue Pick: Purdue Boilermakers +20.5
Notre Dame @ Purdue Score Prediction: Notre Dame 27 – Purdue 14